October 9, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Leaders of Japan and 5 Southeast Asian nations along the Mekong River have agreed to cooperate to promote a “free and open Indo-Pacific” region.
  2. Russia’s defense chief says the massive military exercises in September did not include islands claimed by Japan.
  3. A co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has called on the international community to work together to fight genocide and sexual violence.